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Back to the bench where your clothes were stolen
What 10ish easy I hopeWhy winding upLyrics Enjoy your seaside jolly in Brighton Gobi
Off out now somore later.
Goodluck to you racers today
Thanks guys - 8th lady - with only the winner of my age group not younger than me - though she was significantly faster!
Good luck to today's racers, looks a little cooler than yesterday which is probably best for the Brighton runners at least.
mava - it's your body - but please keep London in mind when making any decisions.
What: an hour easy on the bike.Why: recoveryLast hard: the bike course yesterdayLast rest: 8/4
Lyrics - no.
Yesterday's lyrics were The Who, Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting).
Today's lyrics: no idea.
What: Hopefully the 45 mins that I didn't do yesterdayWhy: Need the longer runs but my legs won't let meLast hard: Friday's hillsLast rest: Dec 09
Morning all .
Well done to all yesterday's racers, good luck to today's.
Why: haven't for 2 weeks, can't fit anything in today
Yesterday did 3 miles in 29 mins...am getting faster!
Made a bit of a boo boo yesterday. Get a text at 1ish from a friend saying "I'm here, let me know when you get here". I thought I was meeting her today...oops. She seems to have forgiven me though, and we're meeting today! I felt so bad...
Anyway, off for a course in Bristol for 4 days, so you won't see much of me on here.
Have a good week all.
Well done Wabo, at first glance thought you ran this morning and i thought thast was early but great you ran better than you'd hoped and it was hot.
What: 5 mileswhy long run - its all relativeLast Hard. Last week sometimeLyrics: Do i everLast Rest 12 days
Good run in the sunshine it was warm but felt good. In fact i could have ran an extra mile but didn't
Interesting interview with Chris Chataway in AW. He ran a 5k WR of 13:51 off 20-30mpw and,beat Kuts and Zatopek who were doing 100mpw. Although he did complain about the extremepain of racing!
Does this suggest either the others weren't hurting themselves as much, or Chataway could have run much faster off better training. Discuss.
Could be a bit warm in Brighton.
Have a good one.
Thats always a hard one AF with no definite answer was he training optiminally for him could he of run faster if he ran more who knows. Roger Bannister or should that be Dr Bannister from what i read didn't run huge mileage more due to the long hours he put in studying.
LMUH missed you yesterday well done to you a very nice birthday present for you
What - 7.5mWhy - Mid run before VLMLast hard - yesterdayLast rest - Fri
Rest day today for me.
Another cracking day up here again.
More interesting reading from AF,Tom and Pammie. Cheers you lot
Thanks again guys - still smiling this end.
Glad you had a good race Wabo.
AF - I think there's a lot to be said for the ability to put yourself in the hurt box - as evidenced by James Cracknell.
flying visit to say
What: Brighton Marathon Why: because it was thereLast hard: that would countLast rest: all last week
Pretty pleased with today's outing. As I said my plan was to be conservative and to guard the knee. I had a good feeling about my knee when I walked downstairs pain free this morning. The exercises have obviously done their job. I had no pain in the knee at all during the run and (touch wood) it seems fine now several hours later.
I pretty much stuck to the run 3 mins/walk 1 min. It took real discipline to start walking when no-one else was but I had the last laugh towards the end as I noticed a few people who left me standing as I passed them later.
It was hot, hot, hot. Fortunately there was loads of water and some showers too.
I finished in 4:55:13 which is not a PB but is faster than I managed Rutland last November. My first half was just under 2:26 and my second half was just over 2:29. I'm really pleased with that as I've never paced so consistently before. I may try 4/1 at London which should be a bit easier as it is much flater. We'll see. I have two ultras in July and I will need a run/walk strategy for those and run until I can't run any more and then walk the rest just won't cut it!
My legs aren't too bad but I had forgotten that lots of walking (and heat) gives me blisters on my bunions so I need to think of a prevention for that. Probably multiple compeed!
I think Chataway smoked too........I don't think I'm imagining that.
He was the first ever winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, which pops up in quizzes from time to time.
Tom: I like the Saga Lout tag!
What: only 20 something minutes again todayWhy: legs still not fully recovered from Friday, and calf niggling again. "Nearly injured" springs to mind. So there's nothing for it: tomorrow will be a walk/run strategy, just to please Tom.
Last hard: FriLast rest: 2009
Well done Mava. Glad you are unscathed.
Re smoking, Ron HIll was not averse to the occasional smoke, and Alan Simpson, 4th in Tokyo 1500 was a heavy smoker. Pretty unthinkable these days.
Wabo - good 10k you must be pleased.
AF - horses for courses - if he tried to run 100mpw he probably would have broken down. I have a relation who was a very good 800m runner, he had enough speed he didn't need all the extra miles - he was a race horse the extra heavy miles broke him down.
Tom answered your question perfectly - "by the time he reached the final he was a spent force - (why because he lacked endurance), while the old plodder won 5k, 10, and the marathon".
It's like anything, getting the balance right, knowing your abilities and weaknesses and working on them.
Stickless - good to see you still going well.
Mava - congrats - well done. The next bit is going to be tricky, getting yourself up for London. Just make sure you look after your legs and your feet.
Plenty of gentle massage, and go for short walks, let your legs come back, maybe a 20min - 30min jog middle of the week, then a few more short walks, and you just might get away with it. You have done so many long runs, you have heaps of endurance, you just need to let your legs to be able to run for you.
What: Short walk with daughter and gdaughters and Mae - suggesting it to Mava, (hope it works for me)
Good running everyone.
Tom, I used to run for Rotherham second claim, so knew Simpson and Pete Elliott quite well. Also knew Whetton quite well as he was President of Uni Cross Country Club (a post currently held by myself, and formerly by both Ron Hill and Andy Carter. Spot the odd one out!)
I was serious about the run/walk tomorrow: if it is the only way that I can get a long time on my feet I will do it...used this a few times in January and it was a help, not least in terms of concentration.
Mava glad you are ok and hope you continue to be over the next few days. Great result from you today
Fraid i'm another fan of the run walk didn't used to be but last 2 years or so i became one and more to do with the old German Coach Van Aaken than Galloway. Certainly got me running the longer distances over the last year or so
Yes, I remember Terry Colton: was my age group and usually won the north mids league.
You had better get in contact with him: he is the Competition Manager for 2012 Olympics (he is based in Birmingham and runs the major indoor athletics events there including the Worlds a couple of years ago. One of my friends has quite a bit to do with him as he has been the medical officer for some of the events TC has been responsible for).
The other name I particularly remember was Barry Moss from Notts AC. I struggled a bit as a youth/junior: was often last scorer in XC, although sometimes didn't manage that! Ran in a number of English Schools Cross Country, (and inter counties) but never on the track. I guess I was a late developer with my best years at Uni and just after.
And I've met George G a few times too!
Meant to say, the 12 stage yesterday looks to have been one of the most exciting ever with the lead changing hands between 3 or 4 clubs over the last 3 or 4 legs.
Tom: Manchester 72-76. There is a strong old boys network, at least in part because of the touring team that I started in 75: Alehouse Academicals, hence my forum name. Two of Andy Holden's lads have left Manchester in the last couple of years. Used to be friendly with his sister too...unfortunately not friendly enough! Have always had quite a few Brum connections too as several clubmates or others from local clubs went there. Mike Deegan in particular. And yes, Carl T was pretty awesome, but not someone I knew. And I would agree that Pete E didn't get enough recognition, although I am a little biased.
Currently watching Worksop's finest (Luke Donald) who also has some Rotherham connections!